Have you ever felt a beat from your heart to your toes?  Before you know it, you're a part of the music.  It's swing; it's bebop; it's jazz.  Two musicians, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane felt that rhythm and beat from their hearts to their toes.  That beat filled them up so much that it spilled out into their music. This is the story of two jazz legends who were born in North Carolina and went on to change the course of music forever. 

Drawn from the memories of those who lived it, North Carolina's Shining Hour commemorates the courage and sacrifice of North Carolinians on the battlefield and the home front during World War II.

Eighteen-year-old Charlotte Hawkins Brown arrived in North Carolina in 1901 to teach in a rural Black school.  When ordered to close the school and move on, she responded by opening Palmer Memorial Institute. Despite lacking materials, facilities, and funding, the school thrived for seventy years. Charlotte believed every person is special and spread this belief while overcoming prejudice and mistrust. 

Heroines of the American Revolution celebrates women of the American Revolution. Their inspiring tales provide essential lessons to readers of all ages. These 24 true stories of brave and daring women are models of courage and patriotism.  The heroines the reader will meet are Sybil Ludington, Patience Wright, Phillis Wheatley, and Abigail Adams.

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